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Circle Dock for Windows 7

There is a unique new Dock in town, and that is Circle Dock for Windows 7. This tool lets you launch your programs from a circular dock which sits on your Windows desktop. Circle Dock allows you to launch your programs from a circular dock.

The idea behind Circle Dock is that the dock should appear where your mouse is instead of you having to move your mouse to the dock like with other programs. This is accomplished by making the dock a circular or spiral shape so that it can be placed anywhere, even near the edge of the screen. The off-screen portions of the dock are easily reached by just scrolling with your mouse wheel or arrow keys.

Circle Dock for Windows 7

Once you have downloaded and installed Circle Dock, you will find that it appears where your mouse is by simply pressing the default F1 hotkey or the middle mouse button. It lets you drag and drop your files, folders, and shortcuts onto a circular dock that you can resize. You can rotate the dock with either your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys.

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If you open the settings panel, you will be able to see many customization options. You can also change the image displayed for the icons and change the skins. Just set the program to “Icon Replacement Mode” in the right-click menu of the centre icon and you can change all the icon images.

Circle Dock also lets you toggle the visibility of the dock by moving your mouse to any edge of your screen, or rotate the dock with your mouse wheel or change sensitivity of the dock.

Features in a nutshell:

There are many free docks and program launchers out there, but Circle Dock appears to be unique in terms of its good looks.  Circle Dock appears to be still in the Alpha stage. Nevertheless, you can download it from here.